Lily Templeton

Lily Templeton

Based in Paris, Lily travels the world to cover fashion. From the runways of the fashion capitals to the runaway success of emerging markets, she is always fascinated by the latest beauty trends, great design, and luxuries great and small.

Latest from Lily Templeton

Independent French fashion labels use coronavirus lockdown to rethink their offerings and prepare for a new world of conscious shopping

‘I hope people question how and what they buy’ after the coronavirus pandemic, says Kevin Germanier, speaking for many independent designers in France as they keep their labels ticking over and ponder how health crisis will change fashion.

‘I hope people question how and what they buy’ after the coronavirus pandemic, says Kevin Germanier, speaking for many independent designers in France as they keep their labels ticking over and ponder how health crisis will change fashion.

12 Apr 2020 - 12:24PM
Japanese brand Facetasm collaborates with Coca-Cola on a workwear-inspired collection

Hiromichi Ochiai, founder of Japanese brand Facetasm and finalist of the LVMH Prize 2016, on creating something new out of the soft drink’s archive.

Hiromichi Ochiai, founder of Japanese brand Facetasm and finalist of the LVMH Prize 2016, on creating something new out of the soft drink’s archive.

11 Jul 2019 - 12:45PM
From Toulouse-Lautrec’s castle to haute couture: meet one of Paris’ most stylish tastemakers

Mélanie Huynh is a prominent freelance fashion editor who counts American designer Joseph Altuzarra among her best friends and has consulted for couturiers such as Elie Saab, Riccardo Tisci, and Alber Elbaz.

Mélanie Huynh is a prominent freelance fashion editor who counts American designer Joseph Altuzarra among her best friends and has consulted for couturiers such as Elie Saab, Riccardo Tisci, and Alber Elbaz.

1 Jul 2019 - 6:43PM
Five trendy jewellery brands choosing passion over price

Lady Gaga and Dua Lipa have been spotted wearing Alan Crocetti’s creations, while Beyoncé wore a Paula Mendoza piece in her XO music video. Samuel Francois, Foundrae and Sophie Bille Brahe are other brands to look out for.

Lady Gaga and Dua Lipa have been spotted wearing Alan Crocetti’s creations, while Beyoncé wore a Paula Mendoza piece in her XO music video. Samuel Francois, Foundrae and Sophie Bille Brahe are other brands to look out for.

23 Jun 2019 - 7:12PM
Japanese fashion talent scout on Instagram stars, dressing weird and where’s hot right now

Japanese fashion talent scout Yu Masui looks for unusual items wherever he goes, and has a knack for mixing up styles. We talk to him about his style, where fashion’s hot right now, and how dressing ‘weird’ has gone mainstream.

Japanese fashion talent scout Yu Masui looks for unusual items wherever he goes, and has a knack for mixing up styles. We talk to him about his style, where fashion’s hot right now, and how dressing ‘weird’ has gone mainstream.

3 May 2019 - 6:00PM
A Chinese John Galliano? Award at Shanghai Fashion Week aims to help new labels go global

The first BoF China Prize was won by Caroline Hu, a New York-based designer who impressed with a crafts-intensive collection. She receives US$100,000 and mentoring intended to help her label succeed globally.

The first BoF China Prize was won by Caroline Hu, a New York-based designer who impressed with a crafts-intensive collection. She receives US$100,000 and mentoring intended to help her label succeed globally.

4 Apr 2019 - 4:12PM
The forgotten story of fashion designer Halston, and the filmmaker who’s retold it

French-Chinese documentary maker Frédéric Tcheng was drawn to the mystery of American fashion designer Halston, who dressed Liza Minnelli and Bianca Jagger, and was a regular at Studio 54, but lost control of his brand.

French-Chinese documentary maker Frédéric Tcheng was drawn to the mystery of American fashion designer Halston, who dressed Liza Minnelli and Bianca Jagger, and was a regular at Studio 54, but lost control of his brand.

31 Mar 2019 - 6:21PM
Paris Fashion Week: The next Prada or Chanel? Five labels to watch out for

Beginning today, Paris Fashion Week will host a number of brands that have adopted aesthetics reminiscent of beloved fashion fixtures, including Rokh, Koché and Mame.

Beginning today, Paris Fashion Week will host a number of brands that have adopted aesthetics reminiscent of beloved fashion fixtures, including Rokh, Koché and Mame.

25 Feb 2019 - 6:15PM
Why more men are wearing make-up as Chanel launches new male focused range

As Chanel prepares for the global launch of its men’s make-up range, we look at why the market for such products has grown and talk to a few men who are not afraid of reaching for the concealer.

As Chanel prepares for the global launch of its men’s make-up range, we look at why the market for such products has grown and talk to a few men who are not afraid of reaching for the concealer.

11 Jan 2019 - 7:42AM
Parisian style: the brands and designers updating the basics of French fashion

Parisian style is a perfect storm of messy hair, minimal make-up and a basic uniform somehow magically transformed by a dash of je ne sais quoi. These brands are updating the basics of French style

Parisian style is a perfect storm of messy hair, minimal make-up and a basic uniform somehow magically transformed by a dash of je ne sais quoi. These brands are updating the basics of French style

24 Nov 2018 - 11:20PM
Quirky name, covetable designs – fashion is going to be hearing a lot about Kwaidan Editions

She freelanced for Alexander McQueen, he learned his trade at Balenciaga and Céline. When Léa Dickely and Hung La launched their label, they said ‘a lot without much’, and fashion world took note.

She freelanced for Alexander McQueen, he learned his trade at Balenciaga and Céline. When Léa Dickely and Hung La launched their label, they said ‘a lot without much’, and fashion world took note.

26 Oct 2018 - 2:19PM
Why French fashion brand Maje looks to Asia for inspiration, 20 years after being founded in Paris

Founder Judith Milgro makes the case for Asian style and the need to reinvent the fashion industry for a new era

Founder Judith Milgro makes the case for Asian style and the need to reinvent the fashion industry for a new era

26 Jul 2018 - 11:18AM
After Colette, seven buzzy Paris boutiques drawing the cool crowd with sharply curated selections of hard-to-find fashion, and more

The ultimate concept store, Colette’s closure came as a shock – but there are still places to shop in the French capital. Ahead of couture week, we profile seven of the most happening boutiques in the world’s fashion capital.

The ultimate concept store, Colette’s closure came as a shock – but there are still places to shop in the French capital. Ahead of couture week, we profile seven of the most happening boutiques in the world’s fashion capital.

30 Jun 2018 - 2:15PM
Why hotel bathroom amenities from Paris to Hong Kong are becoming so much more than fancy extras

Hotel toiletries are moving beyond being just being an additional touch of luxury. Now they are a symbol of identity for hotels, and niche brands are cashing in

Hotel toiletries are moving beyond being just being an additional touch of luxury. Now they are a symbol of identity for hotels, and niche brands are cashing in

18 Jun 2018 - 5:50PM
Paris fashion house Poiret enjoys a modern-day renaissance led by master couturier Yin Yiqing

A century ago, French couturier Paul Poiret was dressing the rich and famous with his modern designs. His label closed down in 1929, but now it has returned with French-Chinese designer Yin at the helm

A century ago, French couturier Paul Poiret was dressing the rich and famous with his modern designs. His label closed down in 1929, but now it has returned with French-Chinese designer Yin at the helm

27 May 2018 - 6:20PM
Meet the fashion illustrators capturing what runway photographers can’t

Live art illustrators are proving to be the perfect foil for – and perhaps the better alternatives to – street-style and catwalk photographers at fashion weeks

Live art illustrators are proving to be the perfect foil for – and perhaps the better alternatives to – street-style and catwalk photographers at fashion weeks

31 Mar 2018 - 7:33PM
World’s leading fashion schools open in Asia to meet rising demand for design education

With few reputable fashion schools in the region, would-be designers from Asia flocked to top institutions in the West to learn their trade; seeing this demand, schools have opened branches in Asian countries including China and India

With few reputable fashion schools in the region, would-be designers from Asia flocked to top institutions in the West to learn their trade; seeing this demand, schools have opened branches in Asian countries including China and India

28 Mar 2018 - 10:44AM
Paris health and wellness: best new restaurants, cafes and services in the city – our picks

Paris is getting greener and healthier, from innovative workout spaces to vegan cafes. As the fashion set descends on the city for Paris Fashion Week, we check out the most exciting developments in the city’s health and wellness scene

Paris is getting greener and healthier, from innovative workout spaces to vegan cafes. As the fashion set descends on the city for Paris Fashion Week, we check out the most exciting developments in the city’s health and wellness scene

26 Feb 2018 - 7:19PM
Fashion’s female DJs of Asian descent turning the tables

At a time when female empowerment has touched many industries, are women DJs breaking the mould or simply coming into their own in the world of fashion?

At a time when female empowerment has touched many industries, are women DJs breaking the mould or simply coming into their own in the world of fashion?

24 Feb 2018 - 7:46PM
Paris Fashion Week: five Chinese menswear designers prove they can compete with the best on the world’s biggest stage

Whether it was a collection inspired by the last Chinese emperor, bomber blazer hybrids, reflections on Americana or a doomsday scenario in armoured suits, these designers lit up the Paris catwalks with autumn 2018 collections

Whether it was a collection inspired by the last Chinese emperor, bomber blazer hybrids, reflections on Americana or a doomsday scenario in armoured suits, these designers lit up the Paris catwalks with autumn 2018 collections

24 Jan 2018 - 1:44PM
Paris Haute Couture 2018: the five guest designers to watch as they muscle in on top labels’ spring/summer shows

Expect the achingly cool from Acne Studios, thrifty baroque tailoring from AF Vandevorst, French-influenced flair from Ellery, savvy styles with a luxurious touch from Proenza Schouler and upcycled demi-couture from RVDK

Expect the achingly cool from Acne Studios, thrifty baroque tailoring from AF Vandevorst, French-influenced flair from Ellery, savvy styles with a luxurious touch from Proenza Schouler and upcycled demi-couture from RVDK

24 Jan 2018 - 1:47PM
Singaporean, Australian and Indian fashion designers in Paris among expat stars to have seized the spotlight in couture capital

The City of Lights has long been a magnet for international talent, from music to the arts, and fashion is well represented, with Australian designer Martin Grant, Andrew Gn from Singapore and India’s Manish Arora making their mark

The City of Lights has long been a magnet for international talent, from music to the arts, and fashion is well represented, with Australian designer Martin Grant, Andrew Gn from Singapore and India’s Manish Arora making their mark

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
Chanel’s Hamburg show a homecoming for Karl Lagerfeld, his collection inspired by German city’s nautical history

Métiers d’Art collection unveiled in Hamburg, where Karl Lagerfeld was born, full of witty references to the port city’s seafaring roots seen as a new beginning for designer by guests including Hong Kong’s Wyman Wong and Tilda Swinton

Métiers d’Art collection unveiled in Hamburg, where Karl Lagerfeld was born, full of witty references to the port city’s seafaring roots seen as a new beginning for designer by guests including Hong Kong’s Wyman Wong and Tilda Swinton

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
How the best hotels in Paris are combining shopping and art to boost their revenues

Concept stores at the Hotel de Crillon, Ritz Paris and Royal Monceau are changing the luxury hospitality industry as wealthy travellers look for more ways of enjoying their stay – by spending more money

Concept stores at the Hotel de Crillon, Ritz Paris and Royal Monceau are changing the luxury hospitality industry as wealthy travellers look for more ways of enjoying their stay – by spending more money

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
How cult label Golden Goose took flight with sneakers scuffed, scraped and scored

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of its smash-hit sneaker line, the founders of Golden Goose Deluxe Brand give their inside take on a label that has won fans worldwide including Gwyneth Paltrow, Kanye West and Taylor Swift

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of its smash-hit sneaker line, the founders of Golden Goose Deluxe Brand give their inside take on a label that has won fans worldwide including Gwyneth Paltrow, Kanye West and Taylor Swift

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM